scarpa wrote:(Split from Paignton South LC) - SJ. Mod
No intention of bashing the Heritage. I can well remember the full crossing. Not knowing the date of the barrier installation and when the road became one way as to whether a set of wig-wags were ever provided on the eastern side as dvr describes it.
There appears to be many non -standard issues with barrier crossings in the U. K. An unusual installation of a Manned barrier crossing at Keadby canal swing bridge there are no Wig-Wags provided on a double track mainline. The road serves three houses and the signalbox. With fishermen using the road. But you never Know what vehicles may want to access the crossing. What is more disturbing if there is Fog the signalman cannot see the crossing to operate it. I believe there is a telephone provided. Network Rail should review this crossing urgently. God forbid if there was a serious incident Carne the boss would have to resign.
scarpa wrote:Now we have Appleford L C mentioned unless it has been altered It has full sets of wig-wams.The operation of the wig-wams is normal for the crossing until the barriers are fully lowered and a slight time delay extinguishs all wig-wams completely.This may happen due to the fact one side of the crossing is the B4016 which performs a sharp right hand bend and would perhaps cause road traffic to stop .It would be a good idea to cut the corner off so as not to make the level crossing not directly in the path of the B4016.Although barriers are fitted with reliable L.E.D red light units perhaps crossings where Wig-wams are not provided be fitted with a larger barrier boom lamp unit.The Highway code is lacking in describing Level Crossing operation of an unfamiliar operation.So there would be cases if an accident takes place, in a court of law the motorist would have the upper hand.
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